ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z13.1

Encounter for screening for diabetes mellitus

Diagnosis Code Z13.1

ICD-10: Z13.1
Short Description: Encounter for screening for diabetes mellitus
Long Description: Encounter for screening for diabetes mellitus
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z13.1


Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons encountering health services for examinations (Z00-Z13)
      • Encounter for screening for other diseases and disorders (Z13)

Information for Patients


Diabetes

Also called: DM, Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood. You can also have prediabetes. This means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Having prediabetes puts you at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause serious problems. It can damage your eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes can also cause heart disease, stroke and even the need to remove a limb. Pregnant women can also get diabetes, called gestational diabetes.

Blood tests can show if you have diabetes. One type of test, the A1C, can also check on how you are managing your diabetes. Exercise, weight control and sticking to your meal plan can help control your diabetes. You should also monitor your blood glucose level and take medicine if prescribed.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • A1C test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Blood sugar test - blood (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Choose More than 50 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Diabetes Education Program)
  • Diabetes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetes - keeping active (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetes - low blood sugar - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetes - tests and checkups (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetes - when you are sick (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetes and exercise (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Giving an insulin injection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • High blood sugar (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Health Screening

Also called: Screening tests

Screenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they're easier to treat. You can get some screenings in your doctor's office. Others need special equipment, so you may need to go to a different office or clinic.

Some conditions that doctors commonly screen for include

  • Breast cancer and cervical cancer in women
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Prostate cancer in men

Which tests you need depends on your age, your sex, your family history, and whether you have risk factors for certain diseases. After a screening test, ask when you will get the results and whom to talk to about them.

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